Project Brief: Arz deals with issues connected with trafficking of humans for the purpose of prostitution, and deals with the victims of prostitution, the perpetrators as well as individuals who are vulnerable to prostitution.
Project Type: Vocational Training (description)
Primary Focus: girls (description)

Secondary Focus: vocational training

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Colorado
Status: completed - sustainable
Project Steward: Mangesh Kanaskar
Project Partner(s): Sanjog Jolly
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , MHN 27/1, Behind Anthony Bar,,Baina Beach,Baina, Vasco Da Gama,
GOA  403802
Tel: 91-832-519951
Stewarding Chapter: Colorado
Dec 2003ColoradoUSD 4000
Dec 2002ColoradoUSD 2000
Dec 2001ColoradoUSD 2200

Total = $8200

Arz started its first project in 1998 in Goa on issues connected with trafficking of humans for the purposes of prostitution. Arz works not only with the victims of prostitution but also with those who are perpetrators of prostitution. Arz works with the children of prostitutes, children of other persons and youth residing in that area, members of certain tribes, shelterless and unsupported women and girls, and wives/widows of HIV positive men.

The funding provided by Asha this year is directed towards intervention strategy creating resilience in adolescent girls vulnerable to prostitution in the red-light area in Baina Beach.

Arz will be focusing on following four aspects:

Empowerment of girls through skill building such as tailoring,
Empowerment through literacy,
Empowerment through awareness,
And creating long-term self-reliance so that the future women are armed with skills that would help her overcome situations of crisis and shields her from vulnerabilities.
Arz means ‘the presentation of an idea of one’s creation’ or more simply ‘to say’. Arz was conceived in 1997 by a small but committed group of Development Professionals from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Bombay, with the idea of social work interventions in the area of crime with persons who have committed crimes, have been victims of crime or those who are vulnerable to either.

Zarine's Cell No - 9422438109